IDSA COMMENT

Oil Prices Stumble, but for how long?

Despite the easing of international crude prices, the central government is unlikely to cut central excise duties since a cut of Re 1 would result in a loss of revenue of Rs. 10,725 crore.

May 30, 2018

Iraq Elections-May 2018: Prospects and Possibilities

In the present form, Prime Minister Abadi looks set to emerge as the largest block but the chances of his coalition getting the required majority are slim.

May 08, 2018

Historic Summit at Panmunjom

While the recent Korean Summit marks the beginning of the new era, to achieve lasting peace will require intense diplomatic efforts.

May 04, 2018

The Pashtun Uprising in Pakistan: A Plea for Justice

With the ever increasing support and swelling number of protesters, Pashteen changed the name of the organisation from the Mehsud Tahafuz Movement to Pashtun Tahafuz Movement, a Movement for the Protection of Pashtuns.

May 04, 2018

Defence Investor Cell Needs Fleshing Out

The Cell will remain hamstrung if its powers are not clearly defined, especially in regard to securing budgetary support which is to be provided by the Director General of Quality Assurance.

April 24, 2018

India and China – Time for a dialogue on nuclear security?

It may be time for India and China to discuss nuclear issues bilaterally with a view to mediating the uncertainties borne of their differing perspectives and postures.

April 19, 2018

Creation of Defence Planning Committee: A Step towards Credible Defence Preparedness

With the powerful DPC in place and the NSA assuming the role of de facto CDS for all practical purposes other than in operational matters, the defence planning process is expected to become more rational and provide a boost to defence preparedness.

April 19, 2018

Raksha Mantri to Pursue India’s Defence Cooperation Agenda in SCO

India should institute regular strategic and security dialogue and conferences to discuss issues of common interests and identify priority actions for stronger cooperation with SCO countries.

April 16, 2018

Defence Budget: Beyond the Numbers

Objectives and resources have to be in sync with each other and if adequate resources cannot be provided objectives have to be suitably recalibrated and alternative ways found to achieve them.

April 16, 2018

Oli’s India visit: Resetting bilateral relations for mutual benefit

The purposes of the visit have been achieved and a new phase of relationship has begun with India acknowledging Nepal as an ‘equal partner’.

April 11, 2018

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